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The issue of the correct VAT rate to apply to claims for legal costs appears to be continuing to cause law costs draftsmen and the courts all kinds of difficulties. With VAT about to increase to 20% it is time for defendants to put an end to this nonsense.
Gibbs Wyatt Stone has therefore put together a skeleton argument that should do the trick. It is available to view, along with links to all the relevant guides, on the VAT section of Legal Costs Central. You can have this for free (although standard Disclaimer obviously applies).
Let’s see if there are any claimant representatives out there who are brave enough to stick their necks out and produce a skeleton argument in response.